DEARBORN, Mo. — The anticipation built with Hunter Oliver camped underneath the routine infield popup.
Platte County’s offense showed up in just enough time to salvage a win in the season-opening home Invitational.
Park Hill split four pool games during a busy opening weekend.
Park Hill finished seventh place in a mostly bunched top eight while competing in the season-opening Truman Invitational on Monday, March 20.
Platte County’s lengthy match winning streak came to a conclusive finish.
The next evolution for Platte County involves winning a postseason game and making a push for a playoff spot.
Almost any other ending would be better this time around.
Platte County could be in the unique position to have the same number of players returning from injury as they lost from a year ago.
Park Hill South featured a deep roster a year ago with plenty of players gaining varsity experience.
Park Hill’s returners should inspire confidence that another breakthrough could be near.
After the girls dominated most of the 2016 headlines, West Platte’s boys hope to show some improvement this year and catch up a bit.
Park Hill might have lost a record-setting pole vaulter, but the Trojans still have plenty of standouts back that have a chance to compete for Class 5 Missouri State Track and Field Championships medals.
Platte County lost three seniors from a year ago, but the legacy from recent teams remains in place.
With one of the largest senior classes in program history, Park Hill South wants to take a large group to state and try to score some points.
Gabe Middleton believes he has the numbers — both overall and in returning talent.
Park Hill South lost two of the top players in its lineup but has plenty back, including a surprising qualifier to Class 2 sectional play.
Park Hill’s 2016 season couldn’t have been more down the middle.
North Platte doesn’t want to take a step back, so the Panthers need a new crop of players to step up.
Park Hill South’s task sounds simple yet will be so difficult.
Park Hill South doesn’t settle for the idea of rebuilding.
Not only did West Platte lose the top pitcher and top hitter from a year ago, the two all-state seniors were also the Bluejays’ main battery.
The foundation for the future of Platte County’s program has been laid figuratively and literally.
North Platte found strength in numbers last year.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Just one win away from program history with a familiar and beatable opponent in the way, Park Hill’s dream season came to a nightmare finish.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Park Hill’s seniors earned a coveted playoff return, but trudging to the locker room after a 57-45 loss to Liberty in a Class 5 sectional showed the disappointment in thinking about what could’ve been.
Chris Nilsen continues to make history, even as a freshman in college.
For the second straight year, Park will be going dancing in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Players and coaches can now stake a claim to being part of one of the best teams in Park Hill history. They don’t want that designation to be the end of their story.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — The opening moments portended Platte County’s fate.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — True to earned reputation, Platte County fought back and created some uncertainty. The Pirates just didn’t have quite enough to complete an unlikely comeback in the Class 4 District 15 championship game.
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